Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 June 2003 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | June 2003

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 7 June 2003 at 20:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2003 after 3 days on 14 June 2003 at 11:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2003 at 11:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2003 at 14:45
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2003 at 18:39
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2003 at 02:32

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 42 / 995

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 42 of Meeus index or 995 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠205.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234.1°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 28 May 2003 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 June 2003 at 23:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 302 km

The Moon is 364 302 km (226 367 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 427 km (223 959 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 30 May 2003 at 08:33 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2003 at 21:16 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 2 June 2003 at 15:27 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.491°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.477° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 June 2003 at 13:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 14 June 2003 at 11:16 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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